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2024 Jun 26

Spine J


The association of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration with low back pain is modified by underlying genetic propensity to pain.


Suri P, Naeini MK, Heagerty PJ, Freidin MB, Smith IG, Elgaeva EE, Compte R, Tsepilov YA, Williams FMK


Associations between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (LDD) and LBP are often of modest magnitude. This association may be larger in specific patient subgroups.